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Tamawashi gave Asanoyama his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
SUMO / Basho reports
Jan 21, 2024
Asanoyama loses solo lead to create logjam at the top
Ozeki Kirishima (6-2) was unable to take his own place at the top after an upset loss to No. 4 Tobizaru on Day 8 of the 15-day tournament.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 14, 2023
Ozeki Takakeisho bounces back on Day 2 of Spring tournament
None of the three wrestlers at the third-highest rank, sekiwake, remain unbeaten following Kiribayama's upset loss to No. 1 maegashira Shodai.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Dec 21, 2022
Sumo's topsy-turvy 2022 showed hopeful signs for sport's recovery
For the first time in over 30 years, all six grand tournaments in a calendar year were won by different wrestlers, with rank-and-filers sweeping the final three tournaments.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Dec 8, 2022
Wrestlers with amateur backgrounds becoming new normal in sumo
These days elite top-tier wrestlers without an amateur background are an increasingly scarce sight.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Nov 2, 2022
Centuries-old records test sumo’s modern superstars
Autumn Basho champion Tamawashi is 11 tournaments away from becoming sumo's all-time ironman, but there are other marks in the sport widely expected to remain untouchable.
Japan Times
SUMO
Oct 31, 2022
Ageless September champ Tamawashi rejoins sumo's elite ranks
Tamawashi, who will turn 38 on Nov. 16, the fourth day of the 15-day meet at Fukuoka Kokusai center, was promoted from a No. 3 rank-and-file maegashira wrestler in September.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Sep 28, 2022
'Ironman' Tamawashi gets his due with second Emperor's Cup
The 37-year-old's victory was the feel-good story of the the Autumn Basho, but the sport's immediate future remains in flux as young wrestlers struggle to perform consistently.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 26, 2022
Tamawashi hungry for more success after becoming oldest Emperor's Cup winner
The veteran credited an unusual training method for his success.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 25, 2022
Tamawashi secures second championship with win over Takayasu
At 37 years and 10 months, the former sekiwake is the oldest Emperor's Cup winner under the current format of six grand tournaments per year, introduced in 1958.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 24, 2022
Tamawashi keeps outright lead as title race goes to final day
Takayasu and former sekiwake Tamawashi have yet to meet at the 15-day tournament, setting the stage for a dramatic final-day battle.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 23, 2022
Tamawashi maintains outright lead by beating Nishikifuji
The No. 3 maegashira from Mongolia, who won his only Emperor's Cup in January 2019, improved to 11-2 by thrusting down No. 10 Nishikifuji (9-4).
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 23, 2022
Tamawashi maintains outright lead despite loss to Wakamotoharu
Tamawashi could not budge Wakamotoharu with a hand to his throat and was forced over the edge by the lower-ranked wrestler.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 21, 2022
Tamawashi beats joint autumn meet leader Hokutofuji to take command
Hokutofuji initially managed a left underarm belt hold but let go under pressure before losing his footing, leaving Tamawashi with a simple job of pushing him off the raised ring.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 20, 2022
Hokutofuji loses as Tamawashi returns to joint-top at autumn meet
The two maegashira drew even with 9-1 records as lone yokozuna Terunofuji withdrew from the ongoing tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan with injuries in both knees.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 20, 2022
Hokutofuji wins ninth straight, Tamawashi one back on day of upsets
No. 4 Takayasu, No. 10 Nishikifuji and No. 14 Chiyoshoma all won to improve to 7-2, while no one from sumo's top four ranks has more than six wins.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 17, 2022
Tamawashi suffers first loss as Hokutofuji takes sole lead at autumn tourney
Hokutofuji moved slightly to his left to soften the opening impact from No. 10 Takanosho and kept charging low en route to a solid push-out win.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 16, 2022
Tamawashi and Hokutofuji stay perfect as Terunofuji falls again
Tamawashi went head-on with Takakeisho (4-2) before moving slightly to his right and swiftly slapping the ozeki down at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Friday.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Sep 15, 2022
Unbeaten Tamawashi hands Terunofuji second defeat
Tamawashi, who had defeated Terunofuji in three straight meets before losing in July in Nagoya, landed fierce blows to the yokozuna's throat with both hands in the day's final.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
Jul 22, 2022
Ironman Tamawashi pulls out due to COVID-19; JSA may officially keep consecutive match streak alive
The 37-year-old Mongolian wrestler's streak of 1,448 consecutive contests fought since his sumo debut in January 2004 is the fourth longest all-time.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 12, 2022
Yokozuna Terunofuji beats Hokutofuji to keep leaders in sight
Yokozuna Terunofuji earned his fourth straight victory Thursday to stay one win back of the two rank-and-file leaders after five days of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.

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